Yes, he was there at the opening ...
Michael “Oiky” Gove’s magic bullet for England’s education system has been the source of much excellent entertainment. And it is the gift that keeps on giving, as the Tories have experienced a yet more serious embarrassment: a Free School set up under the watchful eye of a so-called “Superhead”, and given Young Dave’s personal seal of approval on its opening, had been put in special measures by Ofsted.
... and he was there, too
“I’m a real believer in accountability and I believe people should be watching what I am doing and keeping us in check … But I believe Ofsted has got it fundamentally wrong. How can we be special measures when we are applying exactly the same model of teaching and running a school at Perry Beeches III as we are at the ‘outstanding’ academy and Perry Beeches II?” That’s for you to answer, matey.
And it's no comment from him
Liam Nolan contributed to a Gove-era Government press release titled “Parents flock to Free Schools”, telling “At all the Perry Beeches schools we offer a broad, balanced and dynamic curriculum to the local community. We were thrilled to have received almost 5 applications for each of our places this year”. So dynamic it’s “dull”, eh?